New murals complete huge 'Six Sisters' project in Bedminster

New murals complete huge 'Six Sisters' project in Bedminster

Posted on: 21 May 2021

The piece, which has been five years in the making, is the UK's largest mural produced entirely by female artists.


Upfest and Bedminster BID have today (Friday 21 May) unveiled a finished mural for their 'Six Sisters' project, after artists Lucas Antics and Ejits put final touches on their additions in recent weeks.


Having gotten underway in 2016 with a mural from Bristol-based artist and designer Gemma Compton, 'Six Sisters' now spans six buildings on a Victorian terrace at the heart of North Street.


Now complete and free from scaffolded coverings, the vibrant mural has become the largest artwork of its kind in the UK produced entirely by female artists.



Currently situated above the Upfest Gallery, Zara's Chocolates, Like Sew Amazing, South West Upholstery, Oowee Diner and Peter Burrows & Co in BS3, the 'Six Sisters' mural has become the latest addition to Bedminster's colourful streets.


The full mural features the work of Gemma Compton, illustrator Zoe Power, abstract artist Bex Glover, expressive multi-disciplinary artist Sophie Long, prolific street artist Lucas Antics and long-standing Upfest collaborator Ejits.


The title of Six Sisters is inspired by San Francisco's famed Painted Ladies; a terrace of colourful Victorian and Edwardian houses which have been drawing attention to the city's Haight-Ashbury neighbourhood since the 1960s.


Speaking at today's full unveiling, Bedminster BID Chair, Simon Dicken, said:


“Bedminster is world-renowned for its street art we’re lucky to have some of the biggest and best artists and artwork right here on our doorstep. It’s a huge draw for locals and visitors alike, as they can come to explore the streets and enjoy our local retail and hospitality offering.


“It is incredibly fitting, that as our high streets and hospitality industry re-opens and recovers, that we can welcome people back to the streets of Bedminster with some incredible new colour and creativity, five years in the making.


“I’ve no doubt this will be a huge  attraction for shoppers and visitors alike.”


Main Image: Upfest

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